Casings, Primers, Bullets & Shotgun Projectiles
We go above and beyond in our commitment to providing you with exceptional ammunition deals. We believe that it is equally important for our customers to have a deep understanding of the components that make up ammunition. Let’s start with casings, which serve as the “packaging” for ammunition and come in various materials such as aluminum, brass, nickel, steel, and mixed varieties. The choice of casing can impact factors such as cost, weight, shelf life, and reloading potential.
Within these casings, you’ll find primers, which are struck by the firing pin, creating a flash that ignites the powder. Primers are available in different types including Boxer, Berdan, and rimfire, each tailored to specific performance, size, and calibers.
Propelled by this ignition is the bullet, the essential projectile of the ammunition. Bullets come in a multitude of variations, including hollow point, full metal jacket, lead round nose, soft point, and more. These different bullet types play a crucial role in determining power, penetration, speed, expansion, safety, and a myriad of other factors. Shotgun projectiles share similar qualities, albeit with the use of pellets instead of a single bullet.
By delving into the intricate details of ammunition anatomy, we aim to equip our customers with the knowledge to make informed decisions. Understanding the interplay between casings, primers, and bullets empowers you to select the ammunition that aligns perfectly with your specific shooting requirements, preferences, and goals.